Faculty & Staff Directory

Anthony Abner

Bus Driver

Ken Akins

Admissions, Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Saint Mary of the Woods, B.S. Elementary Education

Penny Benson

Business Office

Mariana Bernardino

Upper Division Administrative Assistant

Mariangela Blount

Upper Division Spanish

American Public University System, M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Antonio Jose de Sucre, Venezuela - B.A. Business Administration, Marketing
University Ponticifia de Salamanca, M.A. Language and Culture in the Spanish Language

Mark Braxton

Upper Division Mathematics

University of South Florida, B.A. Mathematics

Lauren Braxton

Senior Kindergarten

Saint Leo University; B.A. Education

Makenzie Brinker

Athletic Trainer

University of Southern Indiana, B.S. Exercise Science
Franklin College, M.S. Athletic Training

Shawn Brown

Middle/Upper Division Physical Education, Head Football Coach, Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

Saint Leo University, M.A. Business Administration
Southeastern University, B.S. Business & Professional Leadership

Dr. Sarah Browning

Mathematics Department Chair, Upper Division Mathematics

University of Toronto, Ph.D.
University of Florida, M.A.
University of Florida, B.S.

Marian Burmeff

Extended Care - McCormick Campus

Dorie Burnham

Business Manager

University of South Florida, B.S. Accounting

Steven Burnley


University of South Florida, M.S. Management Information Systems
University of South Florida, B.A. Management Information Systems

Joe Charvat

Director of Facilities

Mona Chiles

Speech and Language Pathologist

University of Central Florida, M.A. Communication Disorders
University of South Florida, B.A. Speech and Hearing Science

Dr. Gary Compton

Fine Arts Chair, Music

University of South Florida, Ph.D. Music Education
University of Denver, M. Music
Memorial University, Newfoundland, B.A. Music/B. Music Education

Kevin Crowley

Sound and Video Production

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Cori Dobrzanski

Reading/Language Intervention

University of South Florida, M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

Bri Dold

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

International Academy of Design and Technology, B.F.A. Graphic Design

Dr. Kirk Downing

Upper Division Science

University of Arizona, Pharm.D. Pharmacy

Marisol Estrella

Middle Division Spanish

Inter-American University, M.S. Psychology
University of Sacred Heart, B.A. Clinical Psychology

Barbara Felderman

Extended Care-Wendlek Campus

Elisabeth Fowler

1st Grade

University of South Florida, M.A. Varying Exceptionalities
University of Hartford, B.S. Early Childhood & Special Education

Jessica Fugate

Director of Development

Niyama Fulkroad

Guidance Counselor

Argosy University; M.A. School Counseling
Lenior-Rhyne College; B.A. English Literature

Sarah Gates

Middle/Upper Division Art

University of Florida, M.Ed. English Education
University of Florida, B.A. English

Jay Gibson

Director of Library Services, Upper Division History

Hillsdale College, BA History
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MLIS Library Information Sciences

Twila Gonzalez

Lower Division Administrative Assistant

Maria Gross

Extended Care-Wendlek Campus

Shelley Grossbard

Lower Division Art

The Cooper Union, B.F.A.

Matt Grossenbach ’10

Admissions and Development

University of Florida; B.A. English

Angelica Guaraglia

Senior Kindergarten Assistant

Westchester College, A.A.S. Early Childhood Education
Polytechnic Gran Colombian, M.S. Accounting

Sue Gunther

Admissions Liason

Paul Hagenau

Upper Division History

University of Louisville, J.D.
Brown University, M.A. Linguistics
Brown University, B.A. Latin & Linguistics

Hollis Hammonds

Lower Division Strings

Kaatje Harrison

3rd Grade

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Finance
Drexel university, M.S. Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
University of Alabama

Tom Haslam

Athletic Director, Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

National-Louis University, Masters in Curriculum & Instruction
Auburn University, B.S. Physical Education

Kathy Heller

Director of Curriculum, 5th Grade

University of South Florida, B.S. Elementary Education

Mark Heller

Head of School, Music

Boston University, J.D.
Yale University, B.A. American Studies

Teacher Feature: Mr. Mark Heller

Steph Huff

4th Grade

University of Scranton, M.S. Curriculum and Instruction
Arizona State University, B.S. Elementary Education, ELL, Spanish Specialization

Courtney Hunt

Junior Kindergarten

University of South Florida, B.S. Elementary Education

Heidi Ivester

Senior Kindergarten

Florida State University, B.S. Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Sarah Ivie

Dean of Student Services, Middle Division Mathematics

Florida State University, B.S. Secondary Mathematics

Raini Jewell

Lower Division Director

Brown University, B.A. Psychology
Bank Street College of Education, Ms ED. Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Wren Johnson

2nd Grade

St. Leo College, B.A.
University of South Florida, M.S.

Rachel Klaeren

Middle/Upper Division Science and Mathematics

Agnes Scott College, B.A. Physics & Mathematics

Aleida Lemes

Lower Division Performing Arts

Troy University, B.A. Music Education

Vanessa Lopez


East Carolina University, B.S. Early Childhood Development, Birth-Kindergarten

Elizabeth Magnusson

Middle Division Science

University of South Florida, M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
University of South Florida, B.A. Elementary Education

Sheri Mahoney

Upper Division Science

University of New Mexico, M.A Counseling
University of Tennessee, B.S. Biology

Dr. Lea Martinell-Smith

Lower Division Guidance

Argosy University, Psy.D. Psychology
Argosy University, M.A. Clinical Psychology
University of Tampa, B.A. Psychology

Adriana Matallana

Lower/Middle Spanish

University of South Florida, B.A. Spanish and Studio Art
Unitec of Colombia, B.A. Textile Design
Masters of Arts in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Specialization in World Language Teaching – Spanish

Annette Matute

Junior Kindergarten Assistant

Steven McColley


Colleen McCormick

Science Department Chair, Middle Division Science

University of Central Florida, M.Ed in Teacher Leadership, Gifted Education Endorsement
University of Florida, B.S. in Health Science Education

Amy Metzger

2nd Grade

Alan Metzger

Middle/Upper Division Technology

Shawn Moore

Upper Division History

University of South Florida, M.A. History
University of Maryland, B.A. History

Jason Mouzakes


Elizabeth Munn

Middle/Upper Division Physical Education, Head Varsity Softball Coach

Aimee Nadow

Middle Division Language Arts

Simmons College, B.A. English and Education

Vicki O’Donnell

Middle Division Administrative Assistant

Alysia Oakley

Upper Division English

Bread Loaf School of English, M.A. English
Oberlin College, B.A. Film Studies and Production

Jack Penrose

Upper Division Foreign Language, Theater

University of Bath, B.A. French and Spanish
Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Secondary School Training

Patrick Pesch

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Picard

4th Grade

Frances Pisacane


Northwestern University, B.A. Music & Anthropology

Deborah Pitcairn

Director of College Counseling and Registrar

Yale University, B.A. Political Science/International Affairs

John Pitcairn

Middle Division Director

Washington College of Law at the American University, J.D.
University of South Florida, M.Ed. Teaching
Yale University, B.A. History

Ronald Poole

Bus Driver

Grant Posner


Debra Reed

Middle Division Mathematics

University of Kentucky, B.S. Mathematics

Lisabeth Rice

School Psychologist

University of South Florida, Ed.S. Education Specialist - School Psychology
University of Central Florida, B.S. Psychology

Elizabeth Rivera

Senior Kindergarten Assistant

Kelly Rodowsky

Upper Division Dean of Students, Director of Ancillary Programs, Upper Division History

McDaniel College, M.S. Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership
Towson University, B.S. History & Social Sciences, minor Political Science

Melissa Rodriguez

Junior Kindergarten Assistant

Hillsborough Community College; A.S. Early Childhood
Moore Mickens Adult Education Center; C.D.A.

Steve Roman


Jonathan Samyn

3rd Grade

HUB Univeristy; B.E. Teaching Primary

Al San Vicente

IT Infrastructure

Margee Sapowsky


Cameron Schmitz


Berklee College, B.M. Music, Guitar Performance

Gale Sheaffer

Upper Division English

Illinois State University, M.S. Theater
Tusculum College, B.S. Theater and English

Jeremy D. Silverman


Andre Smith


Shirley Smith

Bus Driver

Bill Smith

Bus Driver, Facilities

Jesus Soler

Upper Division Mathematics

University of the Virgin Islands, B.A. Social Science

Karen Sooklal

Head of School's Administrative Assistant

Melissa Starkey

Associate Director of Admissions

Plymouth State College, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Robert Sullivan

Upper Division Director

Syracuse University, B.S. Speech Communication

Deborah Szarko

Lower Division Library

Hunter College, M.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Fordham University, B.S. Biology

Wesley Tobitt

Middle Division Social Studies

Kerstin Upmeyer

Middle/Upper Division Technology

University of South Florida, M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Instructional Technology
Ringling College of Art and Design, B.A. Illustration

Jessica Urbina

Junior Kindergarten

University of Missouri; B.S. Early Childhood Education

Neely Van Veghel

1st Grade

Ohio State University; B.A. Psychology
Ohio State University; B.A. Criminology

Katherine Vargas

History Department Chair, Upper Division History, Music

University of South Florida, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction; Secondary Education: Social Science
University of South Florida, B.A. History, Honors College

Jessica Vellucci

Business Office

Kimberly Vreeland

English Department Chair, Upper Division English

Florida State University, B.S. English Education
Florida Atlantic University, M.B.A.

Wei Wang

Upper Division Foreign Language

Cleveland State University, M. Ed. Education
Shaanxi Normal University, M.A. Psychology
Shaanxi Normal University, B.S. Chemistry Education

Edward Wheeler

Bus Driver

Rebecca White

PK-3 Assistant

Troy Williams

Lower Division Physical Education, Head Varsity Cross-Country and Track Coach

University of New Orleans, B.S. Human Performance and Health Promotion

Mireille Williams

Middle Division Humanities

University of New Orleans, B.A. Psychology

Eric Wilson

Lower Division Technology

Ball State University, B.S. Elementary Education, Technology Endorsement